40 Facts About Anne Boleyn That May Help You Understand Her Better
The Boleyn family claimed to have saintly connections.
Saint Thomas Becket was the Archbishop of Canterbury in the 12th century. The Butler side of the Boleyn family claimed to be descendants of one of Becket’s sisters. They were so proud of their assumed saintly lineage that Thomas Butler even bequeathed his soul to Saint Thomas in his will. The family had in their possession a priceless and precious family heirloom: a white ivory horn that was garnished and inlaid with gold. They claimed it to be the cup from which Saint Thomas Becket drank. It’s hard to say if their saintly lineage was indeed accurate, but it is quite the claim to fame!